PAC says Mutharika’s corruption fight ‘compromised’

Church led civil society organisation, the Public Affairs Committee (PAC) says President Peter Mutharika fight against corruption is compromised because the graft busting body, the Anti Corruption is not free from political influence.

Chingota:   ACB boss should be independent from the executive

Chingota: ACB boss should be independent from the executive

PAC chairman Felix Chimgota said Wednesday that the fight against corruption is not yielding results as expected.

“During the tripartite elections, all presidential candidates, including the incumbent promised to do more in the fight against corruption but it seems this is not the case now,” said Chingota as Malawi commemorated the World Anti Corruption Day.

Chingota noted that as long as the President has powers to appoint the director of the Anti Corruption Bureau, the fight against corruption would still be a charade.

Malawi is commemorating the day just days after Mutharika told the BBC that he does not know where money realised from the presidential jet sale went raising questions of high corruption in the former regime.

The commemoration also comes amid economic turbulence following the withdrawal of aid by donors because of high level corruption which saw billions of money plundered at Capital Hill.

Chigota said the best way corruption fight can have meaningful outcome is only when the appointment of the ACB top appointments is not done by the President but rather parliament.

“ACB should be politically independent,” said Chingota.

Minister of Justice Samuel Tembenu could not be reached for comment on Wednesday.

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Kadakwiza
Guest

How can government fight corruption while the same government is corrupt. Fighting corruption? My foot.

Prince Edward rsa
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Its just bcoz im far from home when i come back i will teach pipo how do petro bomb. May be other nosense pipo will disappear among the innocent.

Prince Edward rsa
Guest

How come aperson like mbendela to be left scort free the pipo even not to petro bomb his house at nit, that person supposed to be killed and this corrupt radio station zodiac

Prince Edward rsa
Guest

In democracy MEC,MCRA,MERA,MRA and all regulatory authorities plus parastatals must through intesive scrutiny by parliamenterians and to make sure that under any circumstances they can be held accountable and fired or else thier contract to be terminated.

Njalayamalamuchiuno
Guest

There is no way corruption can forcefully be fought in Malawi if the body that is leading the fight is not indepent like the ‘SCORPION’ in South Africa. Whistle blowers get discouraged when cases take ages to be investigated and yield tangible results. When prominent issues like Mk577 billion are never mentioned in government circles, who would be interested to be a whistle blower? We are currently fighting a losing battle.

Njolinjo
Guest

Big you have an empty head.

Matako
Guest

This is why I have always argued that ACB is toothless. It is put in place and people appointed are there to protect the president and his cronies. The only hope we have is to continue communicating with the donors and urge them not to support this corrupt government. Muthalika is not serious about eradicating corruption. He is the major beneficiary of corruption in this country.

crit
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Malawi mother it pains alot .stop being greedy.dont ifluence capitolism the poor people are sturving.

choka phiri
Guest

Hej is right. The law should change. How can man pointed by president be against his/het Bosse. Why it is difficult to fight corruption? Because every leader is corrupted himself. Bringing DDP to power is to continue of billions corruption. How can People give leadership to an old muchona Who came back to just make himself Richards. And you expert donors to give you their tax money. U are joking. Muntharika does not want to investgate The 92 billions bit The 3å billions of JB.

chembwiye
Guest

ACB Director was appointed by Public Appointments Committee of Parliament, after interviews. Abusa get your facts right.

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